An electrochemical process for generating iodine in situ in a potable water metallic storage system was examined. The degree of concurrent corrosion protection and of metallic ion buildup was determined. A working metal bellows system was evaluated and tested for the buildup of metallic ions comparable to that reported in spacecraft potable water specifications. An integrated system was assembled and tested which may be used to maintain the potability of water which is passively stored in metallic containers for extended periods of time. Test conditions and apparatus are described.